Peer-Reviewed Publications 


M. Tessler, M.R. Brugler, J.A. Burns, N.R. Sinatra, D.M. Vogt, A. Varma, M. Xiao, R.J. Wood, and D.F. Gruber.

“Ultra-gentle soft robotic fingers induce minimal transcriptomic response in a fragile marine animal.” Current Biology. 30(4), 2020. [bibtex] [paper]

N.R. Sinatra, C.B. Teeple, D.M. Vogt, K.K. Parker, D.F. Gruber, and R.J. Wood. "Ultragentle manipulation of delicate structures using a soft robotic gripper." Science Robotics, 2019. [bibtex] [paper]

N.R. Sinatra, T. Ranzani, J.J. Vlassak, K.K. Parker, and R.J. Wood. "Nanofiber-Reinforced Soft Fluidic Micro-Actuators." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2018 [bibtex] [paper]

N.R. Sinatra, J.F. Lind, and K.K. Parker. "Fabricating Multi-Material Nanofabrics using Rotary Jet Spinning." IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Pittsburgh, USA, July 2017. [bibtex] [paper]

L.F. Deravi, N.R. Sinatra (co-first author), C.O. Chantre, A.P. Nesmith, H. Yuan, S.K. Deravi, J.A. Goss, L.A. MacQueen, M.R. Badrossamy, G.M. Gonzalez, M.D. Phillips, K.K. Parker. “Design and Fabrication of Fibrous Nanomaterials using Pull Spinning.” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2017 [bibtex[paper]

Cover article

K. Bley, N. Sinatra, N. Vogel, K. Landfester, C.K. Weiss. “Switching light with light – Advanced functional colloidal monolayers.” Nanoscale, 2013 [bibtex[paper]

J.M. Keisler, Z.A. Collier, E.J. Chu, N. Sinatra, and I. Linkov. “Value of Information Analysis: State-of-the- Application.” Environment, Systems and Decisions, 2013 [bibtex[paper

Conferences + Invited Talks 

“Handle With Care: Soft Robots for Delicate Midwater Investigations of Soft‐Bodied Gelatinous

Zooplankton.” National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: Discovering the Deep Blue Sea Mid‐Cycle Grant Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA, June 2018.

"Fabricating Multi-Material Nanofabrics Using Rotary Jet Spinning." IEEE
International Conference on Nanotechnology
(IEEE NANO), July 2017. (Accepted)

"Women in Wearable Tech" panel, Harvard College Women's Center discussion series "Women in Innovation", March 8, 2017. (Moderator)

"Engineering Novel Nanofabrics." Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab, Host: Hiroshi Ishii, March 2017.

“Manufacturing Smarter Fabrics.” MIT Alumni Association Faculty Forum Webcast, MIT, Jan. 2017.


“NANO.STASIS: Merging Art and Science.” Art Technology Psyche II Symposium, Harvard University, Apr. 2016

“Modular Fabrication of Non-Cylindrical Nanofiber Geometries.” Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Poster Session, Nov. 2015

“Applied Mathematics in Biomaterials Engineering.” United States Military Academy at West Point, Sept. 2015

“Pull Spinning: A Novel Nanofiber Fabrication Technique.” Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Poster Session, Sept. 2015


N.R. Sinatra, T. Ranzani, J.J. Vlassak, K.K. Parker, and R.J. Wood. Nanofiber-Reinforced Soft Fluidic Micro-Actuators. Provisional Patent, filed May 2018.

A.R. Gannon, A.L. Glieberman, K.K. Parker, B.D. Pope, K.L. Shores, and N.R. Sinatra. Cartridge-Based System for Long Term Culture of Cell Clusters. U.S. Patent Application 62/411,124, published May 2017. [link]


K.K. Parker, B.D. Pope, and N.R. Sinatra. Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Cell Culture and Methods of Use Thereof. Provisional Patent Serial No. 62/332,092, filed Oct. 2016.